USA Today reports how Ochocinco took some big time shots at the Bengals and how things are done in his new book:
Outspoken Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco has written a new book — aptly titled Ocho Cinco — in which he sounds off on topics ranging from the faults of the Bengals organization to relationships with women. In the book he says the Bengals organization doesn’t spend enough money: “We don’t have a general manager. We have the fewest scouts in the league. Yeah, we have some great players, like me, Carson Palmer, T.J. (Houshmandzadeh, now in Seattle), Levi Jones (now a free agent), Stacy Andrews (now in Philadelphia). But we need more. We need to keep more of the guys we have, like Justin Smith (signed by San Francisco in 2008) and guys like that. Every time we start to make progress, we go backward. We have Willie Anderson playing and we let him go over a little bit of money.” Ochocinco offers a frank criticism of team president/owner Mike Brown, considered by some among the more frugal owners in the league: “Mike Brown doesn’t have any real help, he doesn’t have enough help. He doesn’t trust anybody to tell him, ‘Hey, we gotta change this.’ Marvin Lewis wants to help, but all Mike does is tell him to coach. … We need to get real help. I’ve been here eight years. I’ve seen it with my own eyes. I’ve seen how it works. After a while, you start to see where the problems are and you say to yourself, ‘What can I really do?’ At a certain point, it’s out of your hands.”
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